Originally Posted by Bleeb7204
Suggestions needed please. I had my trailer sitting in the driveway, waiting for the weekend. It was plugged into my truck for testing and i forgot to unplug. About two days later i realized but noticed one of the wires was hanging from the break away switch. I then noticed the wire insulation and the switch box was melted. Can I simply replace the breakaway switch or is there a bigger issue?
Very Odd... Normally there shouldn't be any current
flow through your breakaway switch unless 'the pin' has been pulled to set the trailer brakes. The pin wasn't pulled, was it?
You should check your trailer brakes on each wheel if the pin was pulled or not. If high current went through the breakaway switch for long periods, I've heard that the electric trailer brakes can burn out.
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